This means that your classic long press action on your phone’s home button will cease to launch the now on tap function from Google. Instead, it will initiate the voice-based personal assistant from Google to which you can communicate only via your voice.
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As impressive and nifty the Google assistant may sound it is sometimes annoying and also what’s the point in wasting your home button for launching an app when you can already start it with your voice by saying “Ok Google.
What if you want to assign some other more useful action to it like launching an app you frequently use or visiting your daily website or switch on your flashlight or even call one of your contacts?
You may ask, “yes it sounds kind of cool but how am I supposed to alter something just android assigned to by default?”.
Dude, we are talking about Android here, and in Android, almost anything is possible just like replacing the long press action of your home button to anything you want once you follow the below steps.
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How To Replace Android Long Press Home Button Action
Open the app and then click on the Enable option from the top.
Nothing to worry, it is just the core functionality of the app which replaces your favorite option instead of Google assistant from launching when you long press the home button.
Now a screen will pop up with the list of apps with the assisting functionality on your phone.
Just select the home bot app from that list. And then click on the agree option from the confirmation dialog that appears next.
You can now go back to the home bot app where you could select one option from the list.
You can choose to launch any app, a shortcut, open a website or even toggle your flashlight or the brightness of your phone.
I have currently set it to launch my favorite music playlist upon long pressing the home button.
Let me know in the comments what have you set it up for and also don’t forget to share this with your friends!